Shares of NEXT plc (LON:NXT) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-two analysts that are covering the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, thirteen have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 5,596.67 ($73.05).
NXT has been the topic of several recent research reports. Haitong Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,900 ($77.01) price target on shares of NEXT plc in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. BNP Paribas upped their price target on shares of NEXT plc from GBX 4,900 ($63.96) to GBX 5,600 ($73.10) and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, September 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price target on shares of NEXT plc from GBX 5,800 ($75.71) to GBX 5,600 ($73.10) and set a “sector performer” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, September 19th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NEXT plc in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. Finally, Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($71.79) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th.
NEXT plc (LON:NXT) opened at 4520.00 on Wednesday. The stock’s market cap is GBX 6.55 billion. NEXT plc has a 12 month low of GBX 3,550.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 8,175.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 5,189.41 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 5,260.65.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 8th will be given a dividend of GBX 53 ($0.69) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.07%.
About NEXT plc
NEXT plc is a United Kingdom-based retailer offering clothing, footwear, accessories and home products. The Company’s segments include NEXT Retail, a chain of over 500 stores in the United Kingdom and Eire; NEXT Directory, an online and catalogue shopping business with over four million active customers and international Websites serving approximately 70 countries; NEXT International Retail, with approximately 200 mainly franchised stores; NEXT Sourcing, which designs and sources NEXT branded products; Lipsy, which designs and sells Lipsy branded younger women’s fashion products, and Property Management, which holds properties and property leases which are sub-let to other segments and external parties.
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